Gap Year Challenge into Mission - Summer block

To equip young people to understand how God has uniquely shaped them to share His love with the world.

At OM’s rural base in Shropshire, you’ll spend time living in community with other students. Alongside teaching and discipleship, as social distancing measures allow, there will be team building expeditions in Snowdonia, and evangelistic outreaches in the UK and around the world.

Singles welcome
Married couples welcome
Sorry, no families
Sorry, no groups
Mon 19 Apr 2021 to Fri 30 Jul 2021
Apply by
Tue 19 Jan 2021
1854.00 USD
18 -
Ministry details

This could be the lockdown year. The year when everything was cancelled. The year when you couldn’t leave home and fully experience university or travels. A lost year. Or it could be a year of unexpected opportunity. A year to be surprised about what God could do in and through you.

  • * Learn about a missional lifestyle, the uniqueness of Jesus, and the need for the gospel amongst the nations.
  • * Engage in online study as well as socially-distanced classrooms, with experienced cross-cultural workers discipling and mentoring you.
  • * Enjoy some practical team work around our campus, perhaps the opportunity to learn a new skill
  • * Experience living together with others and organising a household life!
  • * As restrictions are lifted, engage in UK-based outreach adventures (twice each block, 6 times through the year) and experience overseas missions trips (once each block with 3 in the year)

Approximately 25% training and 75% practical missions.

Participant profile

You will need:

  • to be at least 18 years old
  • have a good level of spoken English
  • a desire and openness to allow God to work in your life
  • a desire to learn and grow as a person
  • to have an adventurous spirit

Your community will be a household with 3-5 other students. You'll meet with other bubble communities for socially-distanced activities and teaching. You might share a bedroom with one other person.
For outreaches you may be sleeping on a church floor, camping or possibly staying in someone's home.


Each house prepares their own food. When on outreaches food will be provided.


Make your own way to Shropshire. We can pick you up from Chirk Train station.


Good health is needed.


EU/EEA, Swiss and UK citizens are welcome to apply.


The programme is split into 3 blocks. You can do one, two or all three blocks. The cost shown is for the Summer block only.

  • Autumn Block Monday 14th Sept – Friday 21st Dec 2020 (14 weeks)
  • Winter Block Wednesday 6th Jan – Tuesday 6th April 2021 (13 weeks)
  • Summer Block Monday 19th April – Friday 30th July 2021 (15 weeks)

Cost does NOT include any overseas flights, insurance and possibly visas.

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